Simple house clean out services

In our experience with cleaning out estates, one thing has become clear — it’s tough clearing out a loved one’s home. During such a difficult and sensitive time, you want a company that will be punctual, patient, and respectful to help ease the process. You can count on our professionals at 1800-GOT-JUNK? to handle your estate clean out needs while providing the utmost in customer care. 

Preparing for an estate clean out

While estate cleanouts are never easy, there are some tips to help manage the stressful task. If you are facing a situation where you need real estate cleanout services, follow these steps to prepare:

  1. Locate and file away all financial documents. When a loved one passes, their taxes still need to be filed. Find their will, any trusts or related documents, life insurance policies, vehicle titles or real estate deeds, bank statements, superannuation records, tax returns, and stock certificates and store them in a safe place.
  2. Leave no stone unturned. Think of the things that you may hide away in your home and the lengths at which you go to hide them. This may seem like overkill, but we recommend searching through everything. That means, each pocket, each drawer, every container, and each nook and cranny to find hidden treasures. Being thorough in this step saves you time when the estate cleanout service begins because you’ll know where everything is already.
  3. Hold onto memorabilia. If you are preparing for an estate cleanout due to someone passing away, hold on to their pictures, scrapbooks, and trinkets as a keepsake. We are not recommending taking their rubbish and putting it in your home, but we are saying that pictures are worth more than a thousand words. Keep the photos and trinkets, you’ll be glad you did when you want something tangible to remember them by.
  4. Work with your family to share items. This is one of the more difficult steps on the list because figuring out who ends up with what items can be an emotional conversation. If it helps, ask each family member to write down the things they definitely want to receive and work on compromising from there. 
  5. Hire an appraiser. If there are antique items that could hold value, it pays to have an estate appraiser stop by and help you price everything out. That way you know what does and doesn’t have value and it makes the decision-making process a little easier when it comes to selling or donating the rest.
  6. Sell or donate the remaining items. While it isn’t easy to get rid of your loved one’s items, you can’t take all of their belongings into your home. At some point, you’re going to have to part ways with some of the knickknacks. If selling their items doesn’t feel right, donate them to a local charity which will gladly accept any goods. 
  7. Hire help. Hiring real estate cleanout services to handle the heavy lifting as you clear out the home can help speed up the process. Our professionals at 1800-GOT-JUNK? are trained to get the job done quickly so that you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family during this time. 
Estate Clean Outs provided by 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Leave residential property cleanouts to the professionals

1800-GOT-JUNK? is the world’s largest and most trusted rubbish removal company and we have been providing exceptional foreclosure and estate cleanout services since 1989. We know how difficult it can be to clean out a loved one’s home. Let us take care of the heavy lifting for you, we’re happy to help.

The property cleanouts we offer

Do you have other properties that need to be cleaned out? Call our professionals to help with apartment cleanouts, foreclosure cleanouts, and real estate cleanouts.


Estate Cleanout FAQs

Cleaning out an estate can be hard, but we’re here to make it easier. Check out these commonly asked questions below, or visit our FAQs page for more! 

What types of items can you remove during an estate cleanout?

Our estate clean out services can remove everything from small boxes to large furniture removal — anything that our friendly professionals can lift! Simply point us to your unwanted belongings, and we'll take them away. For a complete list, check out what we take.

How do I prepare for estate cleanout services?

Prepare for estate cleaning services by first securing all crucial financial documents and personal belongings. Organize items you wish to keep, donate, or discard, and set aside items with sentimental value for family members. Getting organized from the start can help our team finish the job quickly.

Do I need to be there during the estate cleanout process?

Ultimately, it depends. It's not always necessary for you to be there during estate cleanout services but in most cases, you should be. For example, if you’re an executor for a deceased loved one, you may need to oversee the initial and final phases. Our team will manage everything from start to finish, allowing you to focus on other priorities.

Do you offer eco-friendly disposal options for items removed during a cleanout?

Absolutely! Our estate clean up services are committed to eco-friendly practices, aiming to donate or recycle anything that meets the standards of the charity or facility. Learn more about our environmental commitment.

Can you help with recycling or donating items from an estate cleanout?

Yes. In fact, we prioritize it! When you’re cleaning out an estate, we understand that you have more important business than recycling and donating. Our estate cleanout services include deciding which items can be recycled or donated, and we coordinate with local organizations to help those in need.

How our service works:

  1. Schedule your appointment online or by calling 1800-468-586.
  2. Our truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment window to let you know what time we’ll arrive.
  3. We'll take a look at the items you want to be removed and give you an all-inclusive price.
  4. We'll remove your items, sweep up the area, and collect payment once we’re done.
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